Due to numerous waiting lists at the library, I am just barely reading Pursued, but I have already finished The Scarlet Pimpernel. So I will post about that now and then post about Pursued later once I have finished. Sorry that my posts are going to be flip-flopped. . .
Let me just start off by saying that I love The Scarlet Pimpernel! I had read it once before in high school but I think that I enjoyed it so much more this time, even though I kind of already knew what was going to happen and who the Scarlet Pimpernel was. I understood things so much better this time, although I was still confused about many French words and sometimes would look things up in the dictionary. What a great story though! Everything you could ask for: mystery, adventure, romance, etc. The author was so great at describing things and using imagery. And she gave them all so much character and personality!
One thing that kills me throughout the book though is the lack of communication between Lady Blakeney and her husband. I loved that part when they were talking out on the lawn of their house after the ball. I just wanted them to let go of their pride and fall into each others' arms! Alas, they didn't but I am sure that there was plenty of that after the story ended.
I felt like I couldn't put the book down, and was always so anxious to find out what was going to happen next. So good choice Elle! Oh, and I also have acquired a copy of The Help and so I am going to read that as well after I am done with Pursued. And I am planning on watching the movie of The Scarlet Pimpernel sometime soon if anyone in the Rexburg area would like to join me.